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Our workshops

Our workshops

The FCSS regularly runs free workshops and events to ensure relatives of people with learning disabilities have the local and national information they need.

Our workshops take place across the country in supportive and welcoming settings where you’ll get to meet and talk about key issues with other family carers.

We’ve been running family carer workshops for 18 years.

Most of our courses are relevant whatever the age of your relative. We also run courses specifically around different phases of people's lives, such as preparing for the transition into adulthood or facing the future as an older family carer.

At least one in four of our workshop courses is designed to meet the needs of family carers from minority communities.

As well as reviewing recent government ideas and laws affecting people with learning disabilities and their families, topics discussed in our workshop courses often include:

  • Carers’ rights and issues
  • Fulfilling lives (relationships, work, meaningful activities)
  • Health
  • Housing and support options
  • Money matters (benefits, charging, wills, trusts)
  • Personal and individual budgets, support planning and self-directed support

We are funded to run several sets of workshops each year and are commissioned to design and deliver others.

We are also able to run one-off sessions on topics such as Using the Mental Capacity Act; Making sure your relative is safe; Self-directed support; Carers from minority communities, and more.

If you would like to be notified by email about future workshops in your area, please fill in and send back to us our mailing list form at the bottom of this page.

Would you would like us to run a workshop for a group of family carers? If yes, please contact us on

Admin: 0117 906 1751


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Family carer resources

Our resources for family carers cover a range of topics, from benefits to holidays.